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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

Commercial Air Transport

Any UK established individual, organisation or Company that wishes to operate an aircraft for the purpose of commercial air transport must, by law, first obtain an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence from the Civil Aviation Authority.

An Operating Licence and AOC allows the holder to charge to fly passengers and / or cargo on their aircraft, whether this is a jet airliner operating on a trans-continental scheduled service or a helicopter flying passengers to oil platforms in the North Sea.

How to apply

A list of the holders of such licences can be found below.

Download lists of AOC holders

An AOC will be granted only to operators that demonstrate conformity to all set requirements.

Changing your details

If you are an aeroplane or helicopter AOC holder, you can change the website or email address given as your contact details in the above list by emailing apply@caa.co.uk.

Type A and Type B operating licences holders

List of type A and B operating licence holders

Third Country Air Carriers

Any foreign (third country) established individual, organisation or Company that wishes to operate an aircraft for the purpose of commercial air transport must, by law, first obtain a Civil Aviation Authority Foreign Carrier Permit. 

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